Google I/O is just around the corner, and that means the launch of the highly anticipated Pixel Fold and Pixel Tablet is just around the corner. While the annual conference is mainly aimed at developers, the company always has a keynote that reveals the latest and greatest things that will be in the hands of consumers.
If you want to watch the keynote live but aren’t attending the event, here’s all the information on when and where you can stream it, as well as what you can expect.
When is the main keynote at Google I/O 2023?
The main keynote at Google I/O 2023 will begin on May 10, 2023, at 1PM ET / 10AM PT and will feature remarks from Google CEO Sundar Pichai. This year, the event will take place in person with a limited live audience at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California.
Where can I watch the Google I/O keynote?
There are several places where you can watch the keynote online, including from Google’s website, Google’s YouTube channel, and via the video embedded in its top post. If you’re not around to watch the stream live, you can always watch a recorded version of the event on YouTube after the fact.
With all that out of the way, here are some of the things we expect Google to announce during the event.
More details about the Google Pixel Fold
Google’s first foldable has long been rumored to be in the works, but Google surprised us all by making it official last week. The company posted an image and video of the Pixel Fold, which shows a device folded horizontally, like a book.
While Google did not reveal any details about its specifications, a previous report from CNBC suggested that the device could feature a 5.8-inch display when closed and a 7.6-inch screen when unfolded, the same size as the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4.
Under the hood, the Pixel Fold is expected to use Google’s Tensor G2, the system on a chip used in the Pixel 7-series devices. Like other foldables on the market, the Pixel Fold may not be cheap. According to CNBC, it can cost upwards of $1,700.
The launch of the Google Pixel Tablet
The Google Pixel Tablet is another device we’ve been waiting for a long time, with Google first unveiling the Android-powered tablet at its I/O conference in 2022. While the first images of the device don’t make its design look pretty look. , recent leaks show a tablet that fits in with the rest of the Pixel ecosystem, available in a range of color options.
Google previously said that the tablet will come with a charging dock and speaker that will let you use the device like a smart display, like the Amazon Echo Show. The latest rumor from 9to5Google ALSO shows that it may come with Google’s Tensor G2 chip, Android 13, 8GB of RAM, a nanoceramic finish, and have an 11-inch display.
An first Pixel Tablet listing on Amazon (which has since been removed) confirms these rumors, but it also shows that the device may come with two 8-megapixel cameras on the front and back, three microphones, up to 256GB of storage, and USI 2.0 stylus support . We still don’t know how much the Pixel Tablet will cost, though. Rumors are pointed out between €600 to €650 in Europe, but Google’s European prices are sometimes higher than in the US.
A look at the highly leaked midrange Google Pixel 7A
The Google Pixel 7A has been leaked several times over the past few months, and at this point, it’s almost inevitable that it will show up at I/O. Not only did we see a new sky blue color option, but we also saw the box that the device comes packaged in. Heck, someone even managed to get their hands on the Pixel 7A in March.
Some of the rumored specs of the device include a Tensor G2 chip, an upgraded 64MP main camera, and a 13MP ultrawide camera. It may also launch with two features never seen before in Google’s budget-friendly A-series devices: a 90Hz refresh rate and support for wireless charging. These upgrades come with a bit of a tradeoff, though, as rumors suggest it could cost $50 more than the Pixel 6A at $499.
More info on foldable-focused Android 14
We should hear more at Google I/O about Android 14, with some improvements for foldables, tablets, and devices with larger screens – a perfect fit for the event that introduces the Pixel Fold. The beta for Android 14 is out, with Google launching the first version of the operating system last month.
Since then, Google has been gradually adding new features to Android 14, such as a new back arrow that blends into your background, passkey support, improved battery life, and more control over your privacy of your device’s media library. Android 14 is also expected to add improved font scaling ahead of its public launch later this year.
A preview of the Google Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro
Image: OnLeaks and Smartprix
In addition to the potential launch of the Pixel 7A, Google may also give us a glimpse of the upcoming Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro, just like the Pixel 7 did at last year’s I/O. Google isn’t expected to officially launch the device until the fall, so it’s possible the company will skip an early preview and continue to focus on new devices like the Fold. But when Google shows something, we already know what to expect.
Leak render from Smartprix and OnLeaks revealed a redesigned camera bar on the Pixel 8 Pro that includes all three cameras in an oval cutout. There is also a sensor located under the flash which Smartprix believed to be a macro or depth sensor. The renders of the standard Pixel 8, however, show a camera setup similar to the one on the Pixel 7.
The Pixel 8 Pro is expected to come with a 6.52-inch display with more rounded corners, a hole-punch selfie camera, and 12GB of RAM, while the regular Pixel 8 has a 6.2-inch screen. has 8GB of RAM. Another find from 9to5Google indicates that the Pixel 8 series may have an exclusive Video Unblur tool to sharpen videos.
Expect some AI surprises
With the launch of Google’s ChatGPT rival Bard, Google is already using AI, and it’s likely that Google will use a portion of its I/O keynote to make some sort of AI-related announcement.
Internal documents obtained by CNBC show that Google is preparing an AI-heavy presentation, which will include the launch of PaLM 2, the latest version of the large-scale language model (LLM). of the company that supports more than 100 different languages. The company recently said it’s testing generative AI tools in Workspace, starting with Docs and Gmail, but a CNBC report suggests Google will use I/O to announce it’s expanding features to in Sheets and Slides.
Google may also announce some improvements to Bard. In addition to letting you use the bot to generate, debug, and explain lines of code, the company will reportedly unveil “generative experiences” across Bard and search that include coding, math, and “logic” while adding support for Japanese and Korean languages. It also follows reports that Google will release new AI-powered search tools this month.
It’s always possible that Google could unveil a wildcard product, such as an update to the Pixel Watch. And a new color of the Pixel Buds A-series seems to be on the table. But with the launch of Pixel Tablet and Pixel Fold, Google has an exciting event like this.
It’s more likely that the company will sprinkle in some smaller announcements in between hardware launches, such as updates to Maps, Photos, and Google Assistant. There may still be some news to share about smart home products as it continues to add new features to the Google Home app.
If you want to stay up to date with Google’s latest announcements, be sure to stay tuned to our Google I/O storystream.
Update May 8, 5:34PM ET: Updated to add more information about Google’s expected AI announcements.